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Skilled Nominated Visa Subclass 190


  • What are the work requirements to apply for visa nomination for the Skilled nominated (subclass 190) visa?

    To nominate you for a subclass 190 visa, you do not need to have a job offer or be actively seeking employment. The nomination application will ask for proof of annual earnings if you claimed them in your Registration of Interest.

  • How long does it take to get EOI 190 in Australia?

    Your application will be treated as a resubmission once you have uploaded the required documentation. Obtaining a Subclass 190 visa grant typically takes between 45 and 60 days.

  • How long is a 190 visa valid for?

    Just how long may you stay in the country with a category 190 visa? Those who are nominated for the skilled nominated Visa subclass 190 are granted indefinite permission to live, work, and study in Australia. You can apply for Australian citizenship after living there for a number of years, provided you meet certain criteria.

  • Can I add my partner to my 190 visa?

    Partner(s) can be added as primary applicants at the time of application or as secondary applicants at any time during processing. You either need to have registered your relationship or present evidence of a de facto connection that spans at least 12 months.

Skilled Nominated Visa – Subclass 190

190 Visa is a permanent skilled visa and applicant requires the state nomination. To be eligible for Subclass 190, you must be nominated by a State/Territory Government. It is a point-based visa and allow skilled worker to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident. EOI must be lodged through Skill Select.

Who can apply?

To apply this visa, you must be:

Under the age of 45
Must have lodged EOI and received an invitation to apply for the visa
Must either hold a substantive visa or Bridging visa A,B and C
Nominated occupation must be in MLTSSL or STSOL List
Must have a positive skill assessment for the nominated occupation
Must pass the point test - 65 Points

Points test

Main applicant points will be calculated based on the following:

Australian study requirements
English language ability
Marital status
Partner’s English Ability and skills etc.

(Contact our MARA Agent for your preliminary assessment and to check how many points you have accrued so far)

Duration of stay

This visa is granted for 5 Years

Visa Fee

Primary applicant fee - $4045
Secondary applicant over 18 - $2025
Additional applicant under 18 - $1010
Application Processing Time Visa processing time is from 10 to 12 months (COVID-19 Pandemic may impact the processing time)

Nomination Requirements

To be eligible for 190 Visa, applicant must be nominated by a State/Territory and the nomination must be still valid at the time of 190 visa application lodgment. Applicant will need to meet the criteria for the specific state. Every state has different requirements to be met for subclass 190. For an example, Victoria may prefer the applicant with the following condition:
Applicant’s nominated occupation should also be in the state occupation list
How applicant’s qualification, occupation and skills are suitable and transferable for the Victoria state labour market.
Currently, state is only prioritizing the application which can contribute to COVID-19 response and help the state to recover the state economy.
We encourage all the applicants to check the specific state’s website for the updated and current requirements. You can also give us a call and book an appointment.

English Requirements

IELTS - You must have Minimum of 6 score in each and IELTS test must not be more than 3 years old
PTE – You must have minimum of 50 score in each and PTE test must not be more than 3 years old

What rights will you have

Full time work rights
Full study rights
Unlimited travel rights
Note: It is a permanent visa


You can be in or outside Australia at the time of EOI lodgment. You can apply subclass 190 visa withing In or Outside Australia. If you lodge the visa from within Australia, you will need to hold either a Substantive Visa or Bridging Visa A, B or C. If you lodge the Skilled Nominated visa from withing Australia, you will automatically get Bridging Visa to remain in Australian while your visa application is being processed the immigration department.
To check your eligibility, and the different state requirements, you can book an appointment with your highly experience MARA Agent.

Disclaimer: The information provided here is for informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice on any subject matter.

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